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Posted June 29, 2011
Newspaper ownership changes
As of July 1, the North Forty News has new publishers who will continue the newspaper's 18-year history of independent, local ownership. [Full Story] [Top of Page]

Posted June 29, 2011
Property values higher than expected
Creating the county's 2012 budget will be less painful than once thought. Property values in the county, as determined by the 2011 reappraisal process, are about the same as the 2009 values, and that's considerably better than expected. [Full Story] [Top of Page]

Posted June 29, 2011
Dense snowpack helps LaPorte avoid flooding
Contrary to most expectations, LaPorte has escaped a major flood so far this year. However, Larimer County's emergency manager Erik Nilsson said it's too soon to put away the sandbags. [Full Story] [Top of Page]

Posted June 29, 2011
Patient-centered medical homes could define future
When Bob Molison went back to his doctor's office recently for an annual physical exam, he noticed a difference. "There's something new here," Molison said to himself. [Full Story] [Top of Page]

Posted June 29, 2011
Timeline uncertain for Greeley pipe project
Timelines are "kind of fuzzy" for starting the final leg of Greeley's water pipeline from Bellvue to Greeley, according to project manager Dan Moore. [Full Story] [Top of Page]

Posted June 29, 2011
Enjoy starry nights in summer months
Our ancestors could enjoy the glorious display of stars at night almost any evening they wished. [Full Story] [Top of Page]

Posted June 29, 2011
Human food kills RFL moose
An ailing moose does not go unnoticed in Red Feather Lakes. Especially when its death is grimly public and foul play may be involved. [Full Story] [Top of Page]

Posted June 29, 2011
Hand-raising foals can be daunting and rewarding
In a perfect world, every broodmare would give birth to a perfect foal and provide a bountiful supply of nutritious mother's milk until gradual weaning at five to six months. [Full Story] [Top of Page]

Posted June 29, 2011
Franz finds a barrel of fun and friendship in racing
Kayla Franz isn't sure where barrel racing will take her, but she's prepared to pursue it professionally if that's where her faith leads her. [Full Story] [Top of Page]

Posted June 29, 2011
Northern Colorado welcomes home mountain horses
Oral tradition says that, back in the late 1800s, a gaited colt was brought to eastern Kentucky's Appalachian Mountains from the Rocky Mountain region. Rural Kentuckians bred their mares of Spanish or European ancestry to him. [Full Story] [Top of Page]

Posted June 29, 2011
Weed-free hay: Know your farmer; know your hay
The first cutting of hay is on the ground in local fields. Farmers are gambling with the weather for the optimum time to cut and bale their crop with a goal of capturing the maximum nutrition and avoiding rain that could necessitate additional drying time in the field. [Full Story] [Top of Page]

Posted June 29, 2011
Plans to relocate RFL medical clinic fail
Miramont Family Medicine has pulled the plug on its plans to reopen its medical clinic in Red Feather Lakes. [Full Story] [Top of Page]

Posted June 29, 2011
Get year-round enjoyment from water garden
As we find ourselves spending more time enjoying our back yards, many gardeners are rediscovering the joy of water gardening. [Full Story] [Top of Page]

Posted June 29, 2011
County sends bills for beetle control
Some folks in Glacier View will soon receive bills from Larimer County for work on beetle-infested trees. [Full Story] [Top of Page]

Posted June 29, 2011
Dancers celebrate year of friendship set to music
The Ponderosa Promenaders Square Dance Club of Livermore has enjoyed a very successful inaugural year, according to publicity chair Linda Goble. [Full Story] [Top of Page]

Posted June 29, 2011
Wellington eyes creative planning
Three Wellington groups have joined financial forces to apply for a grant that could unite the community behind an effort to figure out how to build and maintain a community center that will serve all ages. [Full Story] [Top of Page]

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